Muzzling the Internet: ISPs ordered to cut access to Malaysia Today website

The Star on Line

By NURBAITI HAMDAN and CHEOK LI PENG

PETALING JAYA: All 21 Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the country have been ordered by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to block the controversial Malaysia Today website, an industry source revealed.

The notices were sent out on Tuesday in accordance with Section 263 of the Communications and Multimedia Act.

“This means that MCMC is allowed to block any particular website which has committed acts that contravene the local laws of the country, for example, sedition,” the source said.

Meanwhile, Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Kamaruddin lashed out against the blocking of the online portal, saying it was a breach of the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) charter. [more]

2 responses to “Muzzling the Internet: ISPs ordered to cut access to Malaysia Today website

  1. Obviously they do not know why the people are voting against UMNO. For every injustice or wrong by the UMNO govt., whether rightly or not, it is a vote against UMNO.

    The Saiful sodomy case, Perak ACA against the PR executive councilors, the police/FRU highhandedness, etc, all work against UMNO in Permatang Pauh, yet UMNO seemed not to recognise or accept that.

    Now they closed down Malaysia Today website and this is stupid because if Malaysia Today were to migrate to sending emails, it may well enjoy greater exposure and allow direct delivery of dissentinmg news to the people, the people were matters and they will include those who are not currently readers of Malaysia Today.

    Najib, what happen to the BLUE OCEAN strategies which you were bragging about not too long ago? Are telling us that you read the book upside down? Happy keep fumbling.

  2. Ai, even the ‘steamy’ youtube videos & porn sites are not blocked.

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